Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “amber”

See all translations

amber

noun [U] uk   /ˈæm.bər/ us    /-bɚ/
a hard, transparent, yellowish-brown substance that was formed in ancient times from resin (= a substance produced by trees) and is used in jewellery: He has a collection of prehistoric insects preserved in amber. mainly UK ( US usually yellow) the yellowish-orange traffic light that shows between the green and the red to warn drivers that the lights are about to change: The lights turned to amber.
amber
adjective uk   us  
an amber light an amber necklace (= made of amber)
(Definition of amber from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of amber?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “amber” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More